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Hayward youth job fair May 9

HAYWARD — The Hayward adult school is hosting a youth job fair May 9 at City Hall.

The fair is open to people ages 16 to 25. More than 50 businesses and agencies will have representatives at the fair, which will include a “dress for success” presentation by Macy’s of Hayward and door prizes. Those attending are asked to bringing resumes.

The adult school, officially called the Hayward Center for Education and Careers, is partnering with the city, the Employment Development Department/Youth Employment Opportunity Program, the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, Community Resources for Independent Living, Dr. Jennifer Ong, Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Southland Mall.

The fair takes place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hayward City Hall, 777 B St. For more information, contact For more information, contact Juan Romero at 510-459-7056 or jromero@has.edu.

Anyone bringing two cans to donate to the Alameda County Food Bank will get an additional ticket for door prize drawings.

 

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Hayward police blotter April 28-May 3

04/28 03:56 AM
A stabbing victim walked into a local hospital claiming to have been assaulted in Hayward. When Hayward police officers arrived, they located the victim’s vehicle with evidence of the assault inside. The victim was treated for his injuries but could not provide officers with any more detail as to where the incident occurred.

04/28 07:16 AM
A resident called police dispatch about a suspicious unoccupied vehicle parked at a residence in the 1100 block of Central Boulevard. The license plate to the vehicle showed that it had been taken during a recent carjacking. Officers discovered the weapon used in the carjacking nearby.

04/30 04:00 PM
A large group of juveniles got into a fight at Hayward City Hall, 777 B St. During the fight, one participant was sprayed with a chemical agent. All of the subjects separated before police arrived. None were cooperative with police.

05/02 11:20 AM
Hayward police officers were dispatched to an abandoned residence in the 27000 block of Manon Avenue. Officers found three subjects in the backyard. All three subjects were arrested for warrants and narcotics violations.

05/02 01:56 PM
A home invasion robbery occurred in the 28000 block of Cole Place. Three robbers entered the home and took property from the victims. When the robbers left, they were followed on BART to Oakland. Hayward officers responded to where the suspects were last seen in the area of 75th Avenue and Rudsdale and began searching for the suspects. Officers stopped two suspects on 75th Avenue. One of the suspects fled the scene and escaped from officers. A short time later, an Oakland resident called and advised they had found property which was from the robbery.

05/02 10:51 PM
An assault with a vehicle occurred at West Tennyson Rd and Tampa Avenue. Two people saw a friend’s stolen vehicle being driven on West Tennyson Road. The two stopped and tried to detain the driver for the police and recover their friend’s vehicle. The driver tried to run over one of the friends but failed. The driver was detained by the two until police arrived.

05/02 11:39 PM
A man was struck in the head by a rock thrown by his girlfriend’s son on the 900 block of West Tennyson Road. Officers found and detained the suspect nearby, and the victim was taken to a hospital.

05/03 10:45 PM
A man was robbed in the 300 block of West A Street. Two men battered the victim and took his cellphone. One of the robbers was described as a Latino about 20 years old with long black hair and a tattoo of lips on his right neck. The robbers fled in a small blue pickup truck.

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San Leandro mayor will not seek second term

This from San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy’s Facebook page:

I have concluded it is in the best interests of our city and my family that I focus on serving as Mayor for the remainder of my term, which expires at the end of the year.

When I originally ran for office, I did not have the responsibility of governing. I have come to the realization that adding campaigning to my list of duties would mean the compromise of too many important existing responsibilities. I wish this was the not case. But I see no way I can meet my obligations as Mayor at a high level, as well as my work duties and be present for my young daughters, while also running a vigorous campaign for re-election.

I am proud of the renaissance that is occurring in San Leandro. The San Francisco Business Times recently reported that our city is “buzzing with a fresh technology focus.” In five weeks, the state-of-the-art San Leandro Kaiser hospital will open. Last month, the City Council unanimously approved construction of a commercial district for tech firms and other companies at the forefront of today’s innovation economy. Three, Class A office buildings will be built on the vacant lot next to the San Leandro BART station, creating nearly 2,000 quality jobs.

Much more can be accomplished this year. Again, I will complete my term as Mayor.

I look forward to working with the community and my colleagues on the City Council to place a revenue measure on the November ballot to repair our deteriorating neighborhood streets, create a commission of residents to foster and support the arts and culture in our city, and extend Lit San Leandro, our ultra high speed broadband network, to our schools.

It has been a privilege to serve you and the people of San Leandro as Mayor, and previously as a school board trustee. Thank you for enabling me to have such honors.

After my term as Mayor end on December 31, 2014, I will remain active in our community. I love San Leandro and look forward to continuing to make a positive difference for our city.

Stephen

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Cinco de Mayo celebrations abound

Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated this weekend throughout the area.

A few of them include:

Hayward’s festival will feature mariachi bands, dancing horses, folklorico troupes and Mexican food. It runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Hayward City Hall Plaza, 777 B St.

The Ashland REACH Youth Center will host a Cinco de Mayo festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It will include free food, entertainment and a community health and resource fair. The center is at 16335 E. 14th St.

San Leandro will mark the holiday on its actual day, Monday, May 5. The festivities include folklorico dancers, mariachi music, food and a children’s Mexican crafts area. It begins at 6 p.m. at San Leandro Civic Center Plaza,  835 East 14th St.

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Hayward’s The Book Shop celebrates California Bookstore Day

HAYWARD — The Book Shop is selling limited-edition books and artwork Saturday as part of a statewide celebration of independent bookstores.

Author Stephen D. Gutierrez will sign the third installment in his trilogy, “The Mexican Man in the Backyard,” at 1 p.m. Gutierrez is a Cal State East Bay professor.

The Book Shop is joining almost 100 other independent bookstores statewide that are hosting special events Saturday. The celebrations are being held to mark California Bookstore Day.

The Book Shop at 1007 B St. will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

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Hayward Chihuahua Palooza

A press release from the city of Hayward:

HAYWARD — Bay Area Animal Shelters continue to be filled with Chihuahuas looking for the homes. Come and meet one of these pint-sized bundles of love during the Hayward Animal Shelter’s annual Chihuahua Palooza special adoption event Tuesday, May 6 – Saturday, May 10.

In an effort to find homes for all these little dogs, the Hayward Animal Shelter is offering discounted adoptions throughout the event. All Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes are available to qualifying homes for $20 plus the cost of a dog license if you live in Hayward.

In an effort to decrease the number of Chihuahuas that end up in shelters, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 10, the Hayward Animal Shelter volunteers will be offering a limited number of spay and neuter vouchers at 50 percent off the regular price to Hayward Chihuahua owners. Contact the Hayward Animal Shelter for more information about the event and voucher pricing at 510-293-7200.

Contact information:
Jennie Comstock, Animal Services administrator
Hayward police, animal services
510-881-7922
jennie.comstock@hayward-ca.gov